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    kathyinny
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    It doesn't hurt??

    I have been nursing for a week now and it was very painful for the first 3-4 days but now has stopped hurting. I think my baby might have a weak suck? Is there anything to do to get a baby to be more aggressive at sucking. He also doses at the breast all the time. One last question. How many minutes do each of you do?


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    It's probably stopped hurting b/c your nipples have got used to it. If he dozes at the breast but keeps sucking I wouldn't worry. If he stops sucking try stroking his cheek or tickling under his chin to initiate sucking again. The time thing is so variable. My first dd would feed for 45-60mins whereas my 2nd dd does 20-30mins.
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    Kaelyn Eliza 9/18/05 (a total surprise )
    Elise Jaimee 7/19/08
    after nearly 3yrs ttc #1,12 failed clomid cycles, 1 IVF & 1 FET


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    With my 2nd it didn't hurt half as much as with the first one. It doesn't mean there's anythign wrong with the suck and means your baby probably has a great latch! As long as baby has good wet and poopy diapers, then you know he's getting enough.

    I had to do all sorts of stuff to keep my baby away, massage the little area where neck meets shoulder, rub ears, undress, wipe with a cool cloth or wet wipe. This phase passed after a bit. Congrats!


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    You're concerned because it doesn't hurt? Usually I'm concerned when it does hurt! LOL! Listen to the advice above and you'll be fine!
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    Breastfeeding is NOT supposed to hurt!!!! Congratulations -- ds has figured it out and you've gotten used to it. Now enjoy it!

    The length of feeds can vary so much. In the beginning, J would take 15-20 min. every 1.5 hours. After a few weeks it was down to 10 min feedings every 1.5-2 hours. Now he can get the job done in 5-10 min. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am.
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